Welcome to Survivor: Kleptocracy, boys and girls...who are not together.
Salami tribe: For turning the game into a version of the Cold War with all the escalation of thievery. Menudo steals your axe, so you cut a bad deal with the chickens AND steal their ember. Menudo taking immunity and running was mere turnabout and just evened the score. We see how far bitterness gets you; judging by the next episode, as chaotic and insane as this tribe is, it might turn them into the next Ulong.
I guess I can't be too surprised at the ineptness of a tribe with a Kim and a Kourtney on it. What, did Khloe pull a McNulty right before they left?
Colton: People who overplay their hands with the other tribe get nowhere. The last person to do so was effectively cut off and dismissed before the tight alliance. The first to do so? Didn't even last that long.
Production: I've got a long list for these clowns this season.
First off, like I said, it's Survivor: Kleptocracy. This was a cool idea at first, the whole One World thing, but it's probably going to wear thin pretty quickly. If it does, please retire it a la the Medallion of Power rather than beating it to death a la Exile Island.
Also, the whole men vs. women thing should have died a quick death in Vanuatu when it backfired there. Gender-split tribes, living together, hating each other, and someone who sounds a lot like Elise? Just drop Gordon Ramsay out there during challenges and get over it.
Next, the guys had flint for what, nine hours while the girls didn't? Some reward. "The winner gets fire now. The loser gets fire tonight." Did the men just have a mastodon laying around that was about to go bad or something?
And maybe it's the first-year law student in me talking, but the challenge reeks of negligence. After all, it was blatantly unsafe, and no matter how many times Jeff instructs people on how to fall, it's a snap decision. Although Kourtney was more of a doofus than the producers were, so I guess I'll let them have it.
However, if this keeps up, it's looking like Survivor: MASH Unit. This is the first season premiere to end with a medevac, and Kourtney is the first ever first-bootee to leave with an injury. I know they said "no rules," but I didn't think that applied to the people designing challenges.